Monday, September 5, 2011

Anti-Labor Day

I got up, ran, and am back in my pajamas at 8:19am.  This is going to be a good day off :).

Soooo... big announcement.  I'm going to start training for a couple races this fall.  After taking some time off hard training because of life (read: conflicts with every race I wanted to do) and then because it was hot and I'm a wimp and de-conditioned to temperatures hotter than 80 degrees, I've decided I want to do a couple 10ks this fall.  Here's the plan, Stan:

  • Literacy Network 10k - I did this 5k two years ago, and if it's the same course as before, it's nice and flat through campus and along the Lakeshore path with no detour over Observatory Hill.  Plus it's a small race.  Based on the results from last year, I could probably place in the top 10 women.  Olympics, here I come. 
  • Haunted Hustle 10k (or 1/2 marathon????) - I have it on good authority that this race is quite fun even though it involves running a bunch of loops around Middleton.  I'd like to do the 1/2 marathon- even though I know I won't be superfast- because it looks more interesting than the 10k route, but it will depend on how the LN 10k and my training goes.
  • The Berbee Derbyb 10k - I love this race.  It will be my 4th one.
I actually started training last week using a plan from the Runner's World Smart Coach, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't embarrassingly out of shape before I committed to anything publicly.  Check out my side bar to see how things are going, and if you're a Madison runner, I hope to see you at a fall race.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awesome way to spend a day off. I was in my yoga pants and sweatshirt all day yesterday - sadly fall seems to be here, its getting a bit colder outside! Good luck with the races- I love a flat race course too!